As reported,Iowa Governor Chet Culver has finally signed SF2379, making Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state. This important law, which takes effect on January 1, 2011, will put an end to arbitrary denials of the right to carry a gun for self defense in Iowa.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
As reported, an 89 year old Des Moines, Iowa woman used her .22 caliber handgun, which she purchased decades earlier but had never before fired, in self defense against an intruder:
In the video clip below, Peter Schiff discusses how the Second Amendment’s purpose to provide protection against both governmental tyranny and criminals, rather than to only protect guns suitable for hunting. Mr Schiff also briefly discusses the types of arms protected by the 2nd Amendment, and how firearms are the great equalizer:
As reported, an Indianapolis, Indiana man used his handgun to stop an armed robber:
As I’ve previously mentioned several times now, the Iowa house and senate passed SF2379, which would greatly improve Iowa’s concealed carry law by requiring that sheriffs to issue a permit to carry weapons to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers (under the current law, each sheriff can set their own policy, and arbitrarily deny law abiding citizens the right to carry a gun for self defense). However, Iowa Governor Chet Culver still has not yet signed … Continued
Below is an update on the pending anti-gun bills in Illinois. Residents of IL are encouraged to contact their elected officials and voice their opposition to these bills:
Below is a video clip of the NRA‘s Eddie Eagle gun safety program, which teaches young children not to touch guns. This video is geared towards young children. Note that Eddie Eagle does not promote guns, gun rights or the NRA in any way. It does not teach children how to use guns, but rather instructs children to “stop, don’t touch, leave the area, tell an adult” if they find a gun. The “Related Articles” section below provides more information … Continued
As reported, a man from the South American country of Guyana used his lawfully owned handgun to fend off 4 robbers who were attacking him with an ice pick:
I recently received an email from a gentleman who asserted that long guns (rifles/shotguns) are more effective for self defense than handguns, and that it therefore stands to reason that a handgun ban is reasonable so long as citizens are permitted to own long guns. This is a viewpoint that I’ve heard before, espoused by those note that criminals use handguns more than any other type of gun, and believe that a handgun ban is therefore the appropriate governmental response. … Continued
As reported, a homeowner from Jackson, Mississippi reportedly used his gun to stop a threatening burglar.
The video clip shown below discusses the ineffectiveness of so-called “gun free zones,” and the massacres that occur when a criminal is able to have a monopoly on firepower. In particular, the Fort Hood shooting is discussed:
As reported, the United States Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a law that the Chief Justice was concerned could result in prison sentences of up to 5 years for selling pictures or video of hunting:
As reported, a DeLand, Florida homeowner reportedly used his handgun to stop and detain a burglar until the police arrived.
As reported, an elderly Boston, New York woman used her gun to hold a burglar until the police could arrive.
A terrible case from Chicago, in which 4 people (including 2 pregnant women) were killed and others were critically wounded in their Chicago home, allegedly by a mentally unstable convicted felon, shows that all the laws in the world won’t deter those bent on committing a murder:
As reported, a Forest Grove, Oregon concealed carry permit holder used his handgun to stop a trio of drunken attackers:
As I previously mentioned, the Iowa house and senate passed SF2379, which would greatly improve Iowa’s concealed carry law by requiring that sheriffs to issue a permit to carry weapons to all applicants, unless they are subject to certain specific disqualifiers (under the current law, each sheriff can set their own policy, and arbitrarily deny law abiding citizens the right to carry a gun for self defense). However,
Below is an excellent video clip entitled “No Guns for Negroes,” which discusses the racist history of gun control in the United States. Also discussed is the use of firearms by African Americans during the civil rights movement, for self defense against the KKK. This video clip was produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and is part 2 of 2.
As reported, a Carter County, Kentucky man used his gun to stop a home invader who kicked in his front door.
Below is an excellent video clip entitled “No Guns for Negroes,” which discusses the racist history of gun control in the United States. Also discussed is the use of firearms by African Americans during the civil rights movement, for self defense against the KKK. This video clip was produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and is part 1 of 2.
As reported, a 70 year old Carnation, WA homeowner used his handgun to stop a violent home invader:
As reported, due to budgetary constraints, the sheriff’s department in Ashtabula County, Ohio, was cut from 112 to 49 deputies. Given the sheriff’s departments other duties, including the transportation of prisoners and serving of warrants, that reduction left just one vehicle to patrol the 720-square-mile county. When asked what residents should do for protection, Common Pleas Judge Alfred Mackey reportedly replied, ” Arm themselves,” and added, “We’re going to have to look after each other.” Area gun dealers and instructors … Continued
I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights. I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA. If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift.
As reported, a Turley, Oklahoma homeowner used his handgun to stop a burglar who was attacking with a sword and a gun:
As I’ve mentioned before, Oak Park, IL has a handgun ban, which its politicians like to believe renders the village “gun free.” However, as the crime reports for last week demonstrate, Oak Park is far from “gun free.” Instead, Oak Park’s handgun ban just ensures that the law abiding members of society are disarmed and vulnerable to the still-armed criminals:
In November of 2009, I discussed a self defense shooting from Nacogdoches County, Texas, in which a homeowner used his gun to stop a violent would-be home invader who had threatened his life after shooting 4 horses to death. The home invader survived, and faced charges for his actions. Last Thursday, the case was resolved in court through a guilty plea and 10 year prison sentence:
As reported, a San Angelo, Texas jewelry store robber was shot in self defense by a store employee.
As reported, Ernest Wright is a 68 year old British man who has been convicted of two murders. The first murder conviction came in 1973, after he beat Trevor Hale to death with an iron bar, then tried (unsuccessfully) to burn Hale’s body in a shallow grave. Wright served 26 years in prison for that crime, and was then released. In March of 2009, Wright (illegally) armed himself with a shotgun, covered his face with a mask, and broke into … Continued
As reported, a New Orleans, Louisiana carjacker was fatally shot in self defense by his would-be victim.
Below is a video clip that discusses the history and purpose of the Second Amendment. It discusses the text of the Second Amendment, the tyranny that results when governments have a monopoly on arms, the moral right to self defense, and more:
As reported, an intruder who repeatedly broke in to a Lincoln, New Hampshire apartment, while apparently looking for a former resident of that apartment, was shot in self defense by the current tenant:
Those opposed to gun rights like to suggest that mass killings are a result of American gun rights. A recent news report from China, where guns are strictly controlled, shows that mass killings can be committed using objects other than guns – and that disarming the law abiding members of society simply leaves them vulnerable to mentally disturbed killers:
Below is a recent article from the NRA, which discusses how a law abiding gun owner was jailed for 4 days then dragged through a lengthy legal nightmare, due to a combination of unreasonable gun control laws and poor judgment upon the part of those whose duty it is to enforce those laws: This week’s Outrage concerns a legal case that comes to us from New Jersey, where a well-meaning firearm owner, through a series of events that were no … Continued
As reported, an armed burglar was shot in self defense by his would-be victim in Perry Hall, MD.
Below is an excellent article from the NRA, which further debunks the myth that American gun laws are responsible for the ongoing violence in Mexico:
A pair of home invasions, which both recently took place on the South Side of Chicago, highlight the injustice (and ineffectiveness) of the Chicago handgun ban.
As reported, Robert Wilkins, Deputy Fire Chief of Philadelphia, is said to have shot a female home invader in self defense:
The video clip shown below discusses the approximately 170,000,000 civilians who where murdered during the last century, by governments that relied upon having a disarmed and defenseless population. This is part 6 of 6.
As reported, a A Columbus, Ohio apartment renter shot a violent home invader in self defense:
Earlier this week, the Iowa legislature passed SF-2379, which would turn Iowa into a “shall issue” concealed carry state. However, Governor Culver has not yet signed this bill into law. If you haven’t contacted the Governor’s office yet, please do so today. Remember, this law would allow those with concealed carry permits from other states to lawfully carry in Iowa, so even if you’re not an Iowa resident, please contact Gov. Culver and urge him to sign SF-2379 into law.
The video clip shown below discusses the approximately 170,000,000 civilians who where murdered during the last century, by governments that relied upon having a disarmed and defenseless population. This is part 5 of 6.
Below is a post from Reddit that I found to be entertaining enough to repost here. It involves bacon and a machine gun: I’ve discovered a new way of cooking bacon. All you need is: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh whats it called?… oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be discarded, and about 200 rounds of ammunition. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, … Continued
As reported, a Deerpark, NY homeowner reportedly used his handgun to stop an armed burglar.